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Liliana Rojas-Suarez (Peru - Chair of the Committee), Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Former Chief Economist for Latin America, Deutsche Bank Laura Alfaro (Costa Rica) Warren Albert Professor, Harvard Business School and Former Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica
Guillermo A. Calvo (Argentina) Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Former Chief Economist, Inter-American Development Bank Alberto Carrasquilla (Colombia) Senior Partner, Konfigura Capital and Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia Roque Benjamín Fernández (Argentina) Director, Fund for the Promotion of Research, CEMA University and Former Minister of Finance, Argentina
José de Gregorio (Chile) Professor of Economics, University of Chile and Former Governor, Central Bank of Chile
Augusto de la Torre (Ecuador) Former Chief Economist for Latin American and the Caribbean, World Bank and Former Governor, Central Bank of Ecuador
Pablo Guidotti (Argentina) Professor of Economics, School of Government, University Torcuato Di Tella and Former Vice Minister of Finance, Argentina
Guillermo Perry (Colombia) Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development and Former Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean region, World Bank
A protectionist stance from the US looms large as a policy concern for Latin America, where many countries have chosen a growth model based on increased integration with the rest of the world. It may force a major policy revision involving trade and financial sectors. Moreover, the region may be impacted even if protectionist policies are geared to other regions, e.g., China, given that they may result in a deterioration of commodity prices.
What should Latin America’s response be? What are the alternative forms of trade integration and markets creation that the region should explore? What is the role for monetary, fiscal and financial policies? What are the mistakes of the past to be avoided? These are among the key and timely issues that the Latin American Committee on Macroeconomics and Financial Issues (CLAAF) will address.
Coffee and a light breakfast will be available starting at 10:00 a.m.
The Center for Global Development (CGD) and The Global Financing Facility (GFF) invite you to the co-hosted Twitter Chat: Global Financing Facility: Investing in People. This interactive chat will discuss the details of GFF’s results-based model, its approach to sustainable global health financing, and scaling the impact of this innovative program over its planned expansion period (2018-2023).
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.